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Questions tagged [film]

Questions regarding photography using film.

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Best tools and equipment to digitise film negatives with DSLR, without breaking the bank

I am considering buying Lomography DigitaLIZA film masks for both 35mm and 120mm film to use within my digitisation process, however I am unsure of the best methods around the other areas of my ...
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Ilford HP5 in Rodinal 1:50

I shot some rolls of HP5, and planned on developing it in Rodinal. But I got a little confused when I looked at the suggested DevTimes, most sources (incl. MassiveDevChart) give about 11-13 minutes ...
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What is causing white stains on scanned negative? Is there a way to fix this?

I'm scanning some of my negatives, and here I find a whole roll covered with these kind of marks all over. The film has been develop in a processor. The images were stored for a while. I don't ...
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La Sardina - blank film

I have recently bought La Sardina lomography camera and after shooting the film came out blank with some colour stains on it. The film was loaded and rewinded correctly and I don’t really know what to ...
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Codes on back of Photo [duplicate]

How are these codes read? Kodak Paper W30((No. 13AD 155 90 AGFA 03270 BNN3A Is there a list of codes I could refer to?
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Film Scanning and Correction

I recently shot and developed my first roll of film, Ilford FP4 in Ilfosol 3. I "scanned" my negatives with my digital camera and self-made light box, following various online tutorials. Then I ...
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lever won't advance on minolta x-700

first time using this! My film camera lever will not advance, and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to fix it or if I have to take it somewhere?
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Will storing an opened but not exposed film canister for several months ruin it?

I don’t know if I’m being paranoid or not, but I accidentally opened a film canister that contains film that I’ll probably won’t be using for months (3-5 months probably). I’m keeping it in my drawer ...
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Long exposure with Ilford film

I like using Ilford film for street photography, and I'm starting now to use it for long exposure (mostly with large format). Ideally, I would like to obtain fairly flat images (for post-processing ...
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Why is a LED light flashing when used in my Omega C700 enlarger?

Has anyone used a LED light in an Omega C700 Condenser Enlarger? I've tried it once and it worked well but when I tried to use it again the light started flashing. I'm using an 11w warm white LED ...
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For analog color printing, why does a diffused projected image “average” to gray?

In analog printing color negative film to RA-4 paper, one approach is to project the image to the easel, place a diffuser in the light path, and then place a filter calculator (an array of filters of ...
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How can I do 4x5 rise/fall movements with super wide angle lenses?

I'm looking for super wide angle lenses, ideally 50mm and below. I'm only interested about decent rise/fall movements because I do mostly architecture, and I'd like to be very close to the subject. ...
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I opened my camera after taking 5 pictures and it rewound to 0, how many do I have left ? 36 roll

I think I loaded my film wrong because every time I advance the shutter it cracks a little, like if it’s tilted or too tight. I didn’t want to ruin the whole roll so I opened it up in a pitch black ...
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How can I remove stuck film from a Praktica Nova I?

I recently used a Praktica Nova I for the first time, took all 36 pictures and realized that I loaded the film incorrectly. As you can see from the manual screenshots, one is supposed to insert the ...
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Why is there an underexposed “shadow” along edge of frame on 35mm film when using my 70-210mm lens?

I shot a few rolls on Minolta XG-M with different lenses and some images have an underexposed edge. It take a while for me to go through a roll, to the point of me forgetting which lens/settings I ...
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What should I look for in a film to take photos in India?

I have recently started taking photos on 35mm film (I Love it :D ) Later this year I am planning on a trip to India (4 weeks during the monsoon season!) What should I be considering when selecting ...
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How much developer/stop/fixer do I need with 120 film?

I use Ilford for 35mm film development, 200 ml for developer, stop and fixer (with Paterson tank). I cannot find any information about quantity and mixing of 120 film. How much would I need for it?
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Is scanner calibration possible or necessary for scanning negatives?

I shoot film in both colour and black & white. Currently I have the negatives developed and scanned by a lab. My next step will be to get a 35mm film scanner and scan the developed negatives ...
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Should I have old film developed [closed]

I found some old film in my closet. Kodak Advantix from 2001. Is it worth the effort to try and get it devloped, or should i just dispose of it.
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How do I remove my waist level finder (RB67)?

After reading the manual and searching the internet, it seems my view finder is different from most. As you see in the photo below, there's no release latch below the "ya" of the Mamiya logo on the ...
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Battery on point and shoot film

Can I remove the battery on my olympus point and shoot film even if there is a film inside?
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What causes grainy film pictures?

So I got a film roll developed, Kodak Colorplus 200. The results aren’t what I expected. Most of my pictures are either grainy, overexposed, or underexposed. I thought it was because I shot most of ...
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Polarizing filter for TLR camera (Flexaret VII)

I recently purchased a Flexaret VII camera and now looking for polarizing filters. I could find color filters but not polarizing. Is there any alternative on the market, as I can't find any ...
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Why is the cost of film going up so fast?

Two years ago 25 sheets of Ilford Delta 100 4x5 B&W cost just over $25. My last purchase last fall it was ~$35. Now it's $46. That's a steep rise! What's driving these rising film prices and can ...
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What is DX film encoding?

What is "DX encoding" of roll film, such as 135 format film used in 35mm cameras? How does it work? When was it introduced? Is there anything else I need to know about using DX encoded film in a ...
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How do I figure out what ISO to use when shooting film?

I'm new into film and I recently bought a pack of 200 film. I'm just not sure what ISO to use. I don't want my photos to come out over or under exposed. (I have a Minolta X-700)
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What is the relationship between film speed and the ISO setting on my film camera?

What is the relationship between the speed number of the film you put into your film camera and the ISO adjustable setting on the camera itself? Do you put them on the same number or do you adjust ...
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Mirrorless cameras with a film look?

I'm looking for a robust (long-lasting) mirrorless camera with a price tag up to $2,000. So besides Leica and Nikon Z7, which brands should I go for if I want photos to look as close to film as ...
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Will the quality of Kodachrome 40 Super 8 film developed in 1980 be affected by age?

I have a Kodachrome 40 Super 8 film cassette, which was exposed, developed and viewed using a projector in 1980. I have not tried to view/project the film recently. However, the film in the cassette ...
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Better dynamic range with film

I've read upon many online resources that the dynamic range of film is usually between 9 and 11 stops. However, it is frequently mentioned that 17 stops can be achieved with additional tricks in the ...
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Only certain part of 120 film underexposed

I shot a 120mm film for the first time on my Kiev 60 camera and 11 out of 12 photos were underexposed but only on the left side (almost totally black) like so : What I did so far : Tried taking ...
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Why have all negatives been exposed to one frame?

I recently shot a roll of kodak 200 (36 exposures) and got them developed on the high street and all 36 shots have been exposed onto one frame, shown on the attached image; all other 35 frames are ...
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DSLR vs SLR Light Meter [duplicate]

I was wondering if the light meter in my Nikon D5200 will be similar with my Ricoh XR500? I took a picture in my D5200 using the light meter on my slr film(ricoh xr500) but it was underexposed by 1 or ...
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Panoramic medium format film camera with rise/fall function

I'm interested about panoramic film cameras. However I'd like to know if any of them offer a shift function, as I could not find any. I also wonder what is the purpose of the metal grid structure ...
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How much silica gel should I put in my dry box?

How much grams of silica gel should I put for my 4.6L air tight dry box? I have a silica gel inside of a plastic sachet but I cut the plastic and put it in a small open container to absorb moisture ...
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Is my RB67 back missing a part?

Just got an RB67 Pro with Pro S 120 film back. In the photo below, there is (I think) a little piece missing that should hold the film spool in place (where the arrow points to). Right now, the film ...
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What is this long thin mark on my lens, fungus or dust?

What is this long thin mark on my lens, fungus or dust?
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Why does push processing seem to be so popular?

It seems that many people are very eager to push their film. If you check sites such as Flickr or other communities discussing film photography, it can feel like almost as many people are shooting at ...
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What was 70mm photography?

Following up on this question, I've become intrigued by 70mm photography. It's a format I hear about often in filmmaking, but I wasn't aware that it was used for photos as well. According to this 20 ...
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Film Camera Olympus OM40

Very new to shooting film. This morning I go to take a shot outdoors and the shutter stops halfway and the viewfinder goes black. It will not let me complete taking the photo. I remove the lens to ...
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What does it mean speed of lens in analogue photography? [duplicate]

When reading some reviews on lenses in cons or pros are noted speed of lens. What does it means when we are talking about analogue cameras without autofocus?
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Were there ways to deal with distortion in the darkroom ages? [duplicate]

When people used early ultrawide angle lenses that had visible distortion, did they simply accept the fact and print it too ... or were there mitigations for things like critical architecture ...
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How can I guess a film's specifications?

In order to try and identify the correct type of "Mystery Film" that I bought and mentioned here, I would like to make a few tests. 1 - Can I shoot several photos on the same roll with a different ...
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How are reference developing times determined?

For developing there is tons of information out there for many combinations of film and developer, often at multiple dilutions, temperatures and ISO settings. Ilford for example has development times ...
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Which 645 film-camera produces distinctive rectangular-shaped notches in the negative margins?

The UK's Guardian newspaper published a photograph of the late minimalist-artist Robert Morris by Grant Delin. The portrait-orientated photograph shows distinctive rectangular-shaped notches at the "...
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needle cord type texture over the whole film after development. FP4.

I am developing a backlog of black and white films as I haven't had access to my darkroom for a while. I am doing Fp4 - 120 - taken with a Yashica and developing in the same tank using Rodinal / ...
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What are these circular splotches on my negatives?

This is my first roll of Tri-X 400, developed with D76 using Massive Dev's chart in this order: developer stop bath (tap water) fixer tap water (quick 1 minute wash) Photo Flo (2 minutes) tap water ...
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What equipment did film photographers obsess over?

I found a box of old camera stuff in my in-law's house while helping them move and it got me thinking, "what equipment did film photographers obsess over back in the day?" For example, with modern ...
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Darkroom Color Printing - Filter Changes & Exposure Times

I have a Beseler 23C III XL Dichroic enlarger for making color prints in my darkroom. I have been doing alot of research on the Internet regarding how adjusting Dichroic filters (CYM) impacts (or not)...
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Very long exposure with large format camera

I'm interested about long exposure (around 5min exposure) photography with large format film cameras. Apart from reciprocity failure, it seems to me that the biggest issue is stability against wind....